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How to Choose the Right Engagement Ring

Is it about time for ring shopping? Choosing the right engagement ring for your significant other can be nerve-wracking. You might be under immense pressure to get the perfect ring that would symbolize your commitment and love towards your partner.
Unfortunately, knowing what ring to choose isn’t as simple as most people think. You can’t just waltz into a jeweler and pick the first engagement ring you see. You have to look through a lot of rings with a variety of styles to decide on the best one for your partner. Luckily for you, we’ve come up with a checklist to help you know how to choose the right engagement ring.

Don’t Forget The Ring Size
First, don’t forget to get your significant other’s ring size. Outside of the actual ring shopping, this will be the hardest to achieve – if you want to keep it a surprise. You can easily ask your partner outright what their ring size is. But if you want a sneakier way to keep everything under wraps, these are some ways you can do this:

Borrow their ring and bring them to the jeweler to get it sized.
Trace out the ring’s outer and inner outline on paper and bring it to your jeweler.
Ask your family or friends for help. They might have an idea what your partner’s ring size is. If not, they can sneakily ask your partner to give you the measurements you need.
If nothing works, that’s totally fine! You can just go for standard size and get it resized after your proposal. Just make sure to inquire if the ring you’ll purchase is adjustable.

Know What Gemstone You Want

We’ve all heard that “diamonds are forever” but that doesn’t mean you have to choose diamonds as your preferred gemstone. While it is traditional and very classic, your options are not limited to just a diamond engagement ring. Nowadays, there are an array of engagement rings with different gemstones you can choose from.


Moissanite is a popular diamond alternative. It’s cheaper, often more brilliant, and is a good choice if you want a durable gemstone for everyday wear. It’s also artificially sourced and produced inside laboratories to make it as perfect as possible.


This blue gemstone is a memorable gemstone to consider for your engagement ring. It’s a symbol of royalty, fulfillment, and beauty. Sapphire can be a fitting gemstone for your partner. In particular, the Montana Sapphire is an outstanding gemstone with a wide array of colors with unrivaled brilliance your partner will love. 


Morganites are of a gorgeous pale blush pink color. It is a gemstone perfect for everyday wear because of its classic and timeless look. The stone is often associated with romance and is believed to bring healing to those who wear it.

These gemstones are just a few of the available options out there. There are also aquamarines, garnets, morganites, amethysts, and more. Figure out what color of gemstone you want to help narrow down your search and go from there.

Learn Your Shapes

Now that you have an idea of what gemstone you want, you also have to choose a shape for the gemstone. You can look through your significant other’s ring collection to check if she favors a specific shape to help you out. You can also consult your jeweler on what shape will complement the gemstone you chose.

These are some of the most common gemstone shapes in engagement rings:

  • Round
  • Princess
  • Oval
  • Marquise
  • Emerald
  • Pear
  • Cushion
  • Baguette
  • Radiant

Knowing the shapes you want will make your trip to the jewelry store easier. It will also help you choose the right engagement ring to complement your partner’s hands.

“Moissanite is a popular diamond alternative. It’s cheaper, often more brilliant, and is a good choice if you want a durable gemstone for everyday wear.”

Choose A Metal

Finally, it’s time to choose the metal for the engagement ring. This is where your gemstone will be set in and this should complement the gemstone as well as the overall design you want. Most importantly, it needs to be a good quality metal that will stand the test of time.

Platinum, gold, and sterling silver are the most common metals used for engagement rings. Some people are also choosing those of the rose gold variety for its pretty color. Of course, gold is the most durable and the most popular. Platinum can be more expensive and rare, but it never tarnishes and is very durable. Lastly, sterling silver is the least expensive option. It is hypoallergenic, lightweight, and durable enough for everyday wear.

Finding the Perfect Engagement Ring

Although you might feel pressured about this endeavor, you don’t have to be. You just have to think about what you know about your partner and what you know they’ll like in a ring. You can even ask your family or friends to go with you to get their advice. Just get the engagement ring that you feel will symbolize your feelings for your significant other and you’ll get it right.